Remember when it wasn’t cool to phrase anything with the word ‘mom’ in it? This 2003 SNL Skit spoofing the mom jean trend still makes me LOL. That’s the funny thing about fashion…trends come and go but the the mom jean has come a long way and has me totally mesmerized! In 2021 when skinny jeans were declared ‘out’, mom jeans are finally getting their chance to shine alongside baggy, boot and asymmetrical cuts.
I’ve decided mom jeans are the easiest to wear, style and are definitely the most comfortable…and they are by no means aging us. Worn my celebrities and mega-influencers known for their street style chic, mom jeans are the ‘it’ style and now is the time to hop on this trend.
If you were to search the Internet for mom jeans, the results would show a lot of ripped hems and holes at the knees, baggy fits, cinched waists, and straight legs. They’re mom jeans with attitude, and while just as comfortable as perhaps your old favorites you emotionally can’t part with, these have more flair. In my quest for the perfect pair, I found a silhouette that is less extreme and more approachable, and with a variety of washes to suit my midlife lifestyle.
Found: The Perfect Mom Jean
Made-in-California, the Monaghan has a flattering, high-rise fit; straight leg, button fly, and a cropped, hand-distressed ankle. The Italian denim is a super soft woven cotton with a touch of stretch and comes in three colors: 1990 wash (blue), 1995 wash (black), and cream.
For reference, I sized up one size in this jean as they do tend to run a tad snug.
How I Styled My Mom Jeans:
I adore doubling up on denim (the Italian Tuxedo) so I’m wearing my 1990 wash Monaghan jeans above with the Frank & Eileen Button-Up Shirt in Blue Tattered Wash. Below I’m wearing my 1995 black wash Monaghan jeans with the uber comfy F&I Effie Triple Fleece Capelet.
Are you going to embrace the mom jean trend…it’s a jean style that really works for everyone! Let me know.
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